UPPER DARBY, Pa. (CBS) — A student aide is accused of bringing a gun to an Upper Darby middle school on Wednesday.
Upper Darby police say a 32-year-old Domonique Jordan was arrested for carrying a .40-caliber Glock on Drexel Hill Middle School grounds.
Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Jordan brought 41 rounds of ammunition with him to the school.
“This guy is armed for warfare,” Chitwood said, adding that what Jordan did was “stupidity 101.”
Chitwood said a teacher found a hollow-tip bullet in the staff restroom and turned it into school officials.
When police were talking to the school’s assistant principal, Chitwood said Jordan walked in and told them that it was his bullet, but denied having a gun on him.
“To go into a school with 1,200 1,300 kids and have a .40 Glock and 45-46 rounds of ammunition is absolutely insane,” said Chitwood.
Chitwood said Jordan’s bag was then searched and a gun was recovered.
“They asked him ‘well what do you have in the backpack because he was carrying a backpack. He said nothing. They said would you mind if we searched it he said ‘you cant search it.’ Well, for the officers safety they searched it,” said Chitwood.
Jordan, who is a student aide for an eighth grade special needs student, had been working at the school for about six weeks.
He is not employed by the school district but works for a subcontractor called Staffing Plus.
Jordan does have a permit to carry, but that does not apply to the school.
Jordan has been charged with weapons possession on school property. He has no criminal history.
It’s not clear why he was carrying the weapon.
Around 1,200 students attend the middle school.
No injuries were reported.